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Islamization and Politicians in Indonesia:

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  • Miichi Ken
    Faculty of Policy Studies, Iwate Prefectural University

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  • インドネシアのイスラム化と政治家
  • インドネシアのイスラム化と政治家--1999,2004年選出の地方議員プロフィールから
  • インドネシア ノ イスラムカ ト セイジカ 1999 2004ネン センシュツ ノ チホウ ギイン プロフィール カラ
  • ――1999, 2004年選出の地方議員プロフィールから――
  • An Analysis of the 1999 and 2004 Regional People’s Representative Council Elections

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Abstract

The ruling Golkar party dominated the political scene during the Suharto era, but recently political power has been contested among various parties, including Islamic parties that emerged in the 1999 election. Some analysis of that election is still focused on a dichotomy between secular and Islamic parties, the so-called “aliran” politics of the 1950s. There is also an argument that political elites formed during the Suharto era have persisted even after the “reformasi” in 1998. This article, through an analysis of profiles of members elected to the Regional People's Representative Council (DPRD) in 1999 and 2004, argues that aliran politics has been fading away and that new politicians have been emerging slowly. Although no longer dominant, Golkar has widened its base and absorbed some Islamic votes, while the new Islamic parties attract the relatively higher educated and some business elites. Thus Islamization is not directly related to the emergence of Islamic parties. Old political elites have also maintained their influence within both secular and Islamic parties, and various organizations dating from the Suharto era have been recruiting local elites. The increasing number of swing votes, largely consisting of urban people, is accelerating the shift in political elites.

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  • CRID
    1390001205108141056
  • NII Article ID
    110006447940
  • NII Book ID
    AN00166463
  • DOI
    10.20495/tak.45.1_98
  • ISSN
    24241377
    05638682
  • NDL BIB ID
    8976785
  • Text Lang
    ja
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • NDL
    • CiNii Articles
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